GEJ, Goodluck Jonathan
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has paid a visit to the home of the late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki in Sokoto, to condone with his family on the loss of the former Sultan of Sokoto.
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan pays the Dasuki family a condolence visit
The former Sultan who is also the father to former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, died on Monday, November 14, evening at the National Hospital in Abuja.
Jonathan’s visit to the Dasuki’s on Thursday, November 17, is sequel to the condolence message he sent the family via a Facebook post where he described the former Sultan as a bridge builder and father figure who was ever committed to fostering unity in Nigeria.
See more photos of GEJ’s visit to the Dasuki family below:
Goodluck Jonathan was welcomed as a hero when he visited Sokoto, the seat of the caliphate.
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President Buhari has also sent a condolence message to the Dasuki family over the death of their patriarch.
The president in a statement released by his aide, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday November 15, said Dasuki was ‘a voice for peace’ when he was alive.
He saluted late Dasuki for his contributions to the present federal government structure in Nigeria.
The former Sultan of Sokoto Ibrahim has been buried according to Islamic prayers in Sokoto.
Dasuki was the 18th Sultan of Sokoto.
He was dethroned in 1996 during military government of late general Sani Abacha.
Before ascending the throne as Sultan, Dasuki was Baraden Sokoto.
He was the also the first Sultan from the Buhari line of the house of Dan Fodio and a close associate of Ahmadu Bello.